MEGA Mentors held their 2016 Excellence Awards and Recognition Celebration Thursday May 26 at the Thomas Fulghum Center. With educational headliners as retiring School Superintendent Dr. Marcus Newsome, School Board Vice Chair Carrie Conyers, and Foundation Executive Director Jean Cauble in supporting roles, the event was quite rewarding for... Read more
Memorial Day is a day to remember the men and women who died while serving in the armed forces protecting our country. Including all wars through today, over 1.3 million service members have lost their lives. The Civil War accounted for the most deaths (623,026), followed by World War... Read more
The revitalization of Jefferson Davis Highway continues with one of the most unique projects to date, Moore’s Lake Apartments LLC. Moore’s Lake has submitted some changes to its original site plan (the way buildings are laid out on a property) approved last year. The company is applying for minimal... Read more
A soon-to-be teenager has shown the meaning of selflessness and compassion with giving instead of receiving for her birthday this year. Taylor Thomas, daughter of Rhonda and Warren Thomas, turns 13 on May 29, and the Matoaca Middle School seventh-grader is sending out 13 care packages to troops serving... Read more
In the early days before career firefighters were employed by local governments, volunteer fire departments formed and became the hub of a community. Not only did volunteers respond to a fire, they organized fund raisers and community events. The auxiliary units organized the events as well as provided food... Read more
Chester could get a new building at the entrance to Chester Village at the intersection of West Hundred Road and Old West Hundred Road. The proposed building would be called Chester Mini Storage and contain 500 interior storage units. The exterior of the building would look like an office... Read more
This year’s winner of Senior Idol is achieving her childhood dream. “I was born wanting to sing,” Sandy Hendrick, 2016 Senior Idol winner said. “Every since I was in diapers I tried to sing.” She gathered her musical tools early. “When I was three or four years old I... Read more
Challenge Discovery is a team building organization that specializes in helping students build relationships, improve self-esteem, and support each other to become part of a team. The organization is located on the University of Richmond’s campus and includes a two-level high ropes challenge course and multiple low ropes events... Read more
Is it truth or myth? Does Amazon deliver within the hour if you want it that quick? True. Can Amazon deliver your babies’ new shoes by drone? Eventually. The team at Amazon is currently working on a system that will allow for drone delivery. But while some people think... Read more
The theme for 2015-2016 at Ettrick Elementary in Chesterfield this year is “Super Heroes.” Utilizing this theme, third grade teachers Maria MacLaughlin and Lynne Johnson applied for a Community in Schools Cynthia Henshaw Grant. The detailed outline included components for each content area. The grant was awarded and third... Read more